Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 293 240 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.58% 12.39% 12.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.47% 30.38% 31.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 156 154
Bristol median daily rate £410 £391 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +7.93% +3.57%
10th Percentile £279 £256 £263
90th Percentile £497 £488 £475
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £364
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.53% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate £45.00 £31.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.73% - -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year +18.52% +2.27% -15.92%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 931 790 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 43.14% 40.78% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 528 460
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £267
90th Percentile £537 £488 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +9.68% +4.73% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 16
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -0.65% +2.00%
10th Percentile £35.08 £13.79 £24.08
90th Percentile £58.10 £50.08 £51.21
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Bristol

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SQL.

1 116 (39.59%) C#
2 107 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (34.81%) SQL Server
4 101 (34.47%) Finance
5 99 (33.79%) .NET
6 86 (29.35%) JavaScript
7 68 (23.21%) Microsoft
8 67 (22.87%) HTML
9 61 (20.82%) CSS
10 58 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
11 57 (19.45%) Test Automation
12 54 (18.43%) Git (software)
12 54 (18.43%) Scrum
13 53 (18.09%) ASP.NET
14 49 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (16.38%) Problem-Solving
16 46 (15.70%) Oracle
17 41 (13.99%) ASP.NET Web API
18 40 (13.65%) Unit Testing
19 36 (12.29%) Node.js
19 36 (12.29%) Data Warehouse
20 34 (11.60%) Microsoft Excel
20 34 (11.60%) .NET Framework
20 34 (11.60%) Team Foundation Server
20 34 (11.60%) Self-Motivation
21 33 (11.26%) Selenium
22 32 (10.92%) PowerShell
22 32 (10.92%) MVC
23 31 (10.58%) XML
23 31 (10.58%) Greenfield Project

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.41%) SAS
2 8 (2.73%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.71%) IIS
4 4 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.02%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.02%) Confluence
5 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Drupal
7 1 (0.34%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.34%) nginx
7 1 (0.34%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (11.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.02%) SPSS
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (7.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.34%) Maximo
3 1 (0.34%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.34%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.44%) npm
3 13 (4.44%) NuGet
4 5 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.71%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.37%) Office 365
6 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.78%) HTTP
2 3 (1.02%) Firewall
3 2 (0.68%) Extranet
4 1 (0.34%) DNS
4 1 (0.34%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) SAN
4 1 (0.34%) SSH
4 1 (0.34%) VPN
4 1 (0.34%) Wireless
4 1 (0.34%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (34.81%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.29%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (9.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (7.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (5.46%) Power BI
6 13 (4.44%) MySQL
7 12 (4.10%) MS Access
7 12 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (3.41%) Big Data
9 9 (3.07%) MariaDB
9 9 (3.07%) Star Schema
10 8 (2.73%) Apache Hive
10 8 (2.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.73%) Hadoop
10 8 (2.73%) OLAP
10 8 (2.73%) OLAP Cube
10 8 (2.73%) QlikView
11 7 (2.39%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 54 (18.43%) Git (software)
2 34 (11.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (11.26%) Selenium
4 29 (9.90%) SpecFlow
5 19 (6.48%) Jenkins
6 15 (5.12%) Cucumber
6 15 (5.12%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 14 (4.78%) JIRA
7 14 (4.78%) XMLUnit
8 13 (4.44%) Moq
8 13 (4.44%) xUnit.net
9 11 (3.75%) JUnit
9 11 (3.75%) NUnit
10 9 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (2.73%) TeamCity
11 8 (2.73%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.39%) TestRail
13 6 (2.05%) CruiseControl
13 6 (2.05%) Hudson
13 6 (2.05%) JMeter
General
1 101 (34.47%) Finance
2 29 (9.90%) Telecoms
3 27 (9.22%) Manufacturing
3 27 (9.22%) Marketing
4 26 (8.87%) Electronics
5 18 (6.14%) Banking
6 9 (3.07%) Advertising
7 8 (2.73%) Legal
8 7 (2.39%) Back Office
9 5 (1.71%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (1.37%) Retail
11 3 (1.02%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.68%) Law
13 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 167 (57.00%) Developer
2 57 (19.45%) Analyst
3 41 (13.99%) .NET Developer
4 29 (9.90%) SQL Developer
5 23 (7.85%) Microsoft Developer
6 22 (7.51%) CRM Developer
6 22 (7.51%) Test Analyst
7 21 (7.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 17 (5.80%) Senior Developer
9 15 (5.12%) Data Engineer
10 14 (4.78%) Data Analyst
11 13 (4.44%) C# Developer
12 12 (4.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 11 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
14 10 (3.41%) Automation Test Analyst
14 10 (3.41%) DBA
14 10 (3.41%) Lead Developer
14 10 (3.41%) PHP Developer
14 10 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
14 10 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (33.79%) .NET
2 67 (22.87%) HTML
3 61 (20.82%) CSS
4 53 (18.09%) ASP.NET
5 41 (13.99%) ASP.NET Web API
6 36 (12.29%) Node.js
7 34 (11.60%) .NET Framework
8 31 (10.58%) XML
9 21 (7.17%) Web Services
10 19 (6.48%) SOAP
11 15 (5.12%) Entity Framework
11 15 (5.12%) jQuery
12 14 (4.78%) ASP.NET Core
12 14 (4.78%) Gherkin
12 14 (4.78%) JSON
12 14 (4.78%) REST
13 13 (4.44%) Autofac
13 13 (4.44%) Code First Entity Framework
13 13 (4.44%) D3.js
13 13 (4.44%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (11.60%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (10.58%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (2.73%) Fintech
5 5 (1.71%) Wiki
6 3 (1.02%) Clustering
6 3 (1.02%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.02%) NHS
7 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.68%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.68%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.34%) Derivative
8 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.34%) FMCG
8 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.34%) Replication
8 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.53%) Windows
2 14 (4.78%) Linux
3 10 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.07%) Unix
5 5 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.37%) Mac OS
6 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Solaris
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (19.80%) Business Intelligence
3 57 (19.45%) Test Automation
4 54 (18.43%) Scrum
5 48 (16.38%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (13.65%) Unit Testing
7 32 (10.92%) MVC
8 29 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (9.56%) Data Modelling
9 28 (9.56%) DevOps
10 26 (8.87%) CRM
10 26 (8.87%) Digital Marketing
10 26 (8.87%) Programme Management
11 25 (8.53%) SDLC
12 23 (7.85%) ETL
13 21 (7.17%) Dependency Injection
14 19 (6.48%) TDD
14 19 (6.48%) Web Development
15 17 (5.80%) Visualisation
16 15 (5.12%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 116 (39.59%) C#
2 86 (29.35%) JavaScript
3 32 (10.92%) PowerShell
4 30 (10.24%) T-SQL
5 24 (8.19%) VBA
6 23 (7.85%) Python
7 13 (4.44%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.10%) Java
9 10 (3.41%) PHP
10 7 (2.39%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.39%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.05%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.05%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.71%) Korn
13 4 (1.37%) PROC SQL
14 3 (1.02%) Perl
15 2 (0.68%) C
15 2 (0.68%) C++
15 2 (0.68%) Ruby
15 2 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (7.85%) Degree
2 21 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.10%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.05%) ISEB
6 6 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.02%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.10%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.05%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) EMIR
4 1 (0.34%) IFRS
4 1 (0.34%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (6.48%) Docker
2 3 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) iptables
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
4 1 (0.34%) XenApp
4 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.75%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.73%) Oozie
2 8 (2.73%) Puppet
3 7 (2.39%) Ansible
3 7 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.34%) Nagios
6 1 (0.34%) Packer
6 1 (0.34%) SCCM
6 1 (0.34%) SCOM
6 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 68 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 46 (15.70%) Oracle
3 27 (9.22%) SAP
4 18 (6.14%) Tableau
5 11 (3.75%) Teradata
6 7 (2.39%) Cadence
7 6 (2.05%) VMware
8 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.37%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.02%) Intapp
10 2 (0.68%) Cognos
10 2 (0.68%) Informatica
10 2 (0.68%) McAfee
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix
11 1 (0.34%) IBM
11 1 (0.34%) iManage
11 1 (0.34%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.34%) NetApp
11 1 (0.34%) Sage
11 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com